Sr. Director, Medical Affairs Inflammation, Pipeline

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October 12 2021
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Sr. Director, Medical Affairs Inflammation, Pipeline
United States - California - San Diego

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based bio-pharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical need. With each new discovery and investigational drug candidate, we seek to improve the care of patients living with life-threatening diseases around the world. Gileads therapeutic areas of focus include HIV/AIDS, liver diseases, cancer and inflammation, and serious respiratory and cardiovascular conditions.

Making an impact on a global scale
Inclusion is one of the companys five core values. Thats because we know that we are stronger and more innovative at Gilead when we are informed by a diverse set of backgrounds, experiences and points of view. Gilead Sciences is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative therapeutics in areas of unmet medical need. The company's mission is to advance the care of patients suffering from life-threatening diseases worldwide.

When you join Gilead, you join our mission to change the world by enabling people to live healthier and more fulfilling lives. Come join a mission-driven bio-pharmaceutical organization that values inclusion and diversity, has a strong portfolio of products, and is constantly #CreatingPossible

Senior Director - Inflammation Medical Affairs, Pipeline

At Gilead, we are driven to develop lifesaving products that make a difference for patients around the world. Every day, we to transform the promise of science and technology into breakthrough, innovative therapies that have the power to cure, prevent or treat disease. As a research-based biopharmaceutical company, we are revolutionizing healthcare by bringing medicines to patients in the areas of unmet need including HIV, liver diseases, hematology and oncology, and inflammation and respiratory diseases. When you join Gilead, you join our mission to change the world by enabling people to live healthier and more fulfilling lives.

Making an impact on a global scale:

For over 30 years, Gilead has been a leading innovator in treating and preventing HIV and we developed today's leading medicines for treating viral hepatitis. But this expertise is just a foundation for our ambitions. As part of our research and development program,
Gilead is advancing a pipeline of novel investigational agents for inflammatory and fibrotic diseases, addressing multiple targets with potential application across a broad range of disorders. In this role, you will develop and drive the medical contribution to global commercial development strategy for our Inflammation and fibrosis treatment therapies across several diseases.

From clinical trial design and endpoint determination, lifecycle management and new indications, to commercial valuations, you'll be providing insights and commercial value by partnering with Clinical Development, Medical Affairs, Value and Access, Early Research and Corporate Development to drive an integrated, global Inflammation commercial development strategy and plan.

Key Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Executive Director, Inflammation and Established Products, this role will contribute to the development strategy of pipeline assets in the Inflammation and Fibrosis therapeutic areas.

Specific responsibilities will include:
  • Developing and advancing the role of pipeline medical affairs
  • Incorporating both internal and external insights into scientific research and development plans, including but not limited to trial endpoint selection, Target Product Profiles (TPP), Go/No-Go Criterion, and Value Proposition Strategies.
  • Provide cross-functional leadership and oversight to the development of Core Communication Plans for assets in early to intermediate clinical development stages. Deliverables include early Medical Narratives, Integrated Evidence Plans, Publication Plans, and Educational Objectives.
  • Map external stakeholders for priority disease areas and for use across core cross functional partners. Maintain partnership with external stakeholders across various development opportunities that can include trial guidance and participation, characterizing treatment landscapes, the patient journey, and payer needs.
  • Establish a strong collaborative partnership with R&D to ensure development plans have the potential to deliver differentiation for payers, patients, and providers
  • Foster a strong partnership with Global Commercial, Value & Access, and Analytics teams in conducting market research, developing forecast assumptions, assessing cornerstone and adjacent opportunities for launch potential
  • Conduct assessments to gain a clear understanding of current and future unmet needs and market dynamics by researching disease states and developing patient flows, situation assessments, and strategic options that maximize program value
  • Provide Medical Affairs leadership to Development Project Teams, Global Commercial Teams, and Decision Review Committees or Program Strategy Teams as requested.
  • Provide assessments to support Business Development evaluation of external opportunities, including proactively identifying & elevating companies/compounds of high organizational interest

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

We're seeking a strategic, influential leader with:
  • At least 10 years of relevant experience in the biotech or pharmaceutical industry, including strategic product planning and lifecycle management
  • Substantial product development experience & knowledge
  • Knowledge of major markets in terms of access environments, regulatory pathways and other factors that may impact a product\'s approval and utilization
  • History of establishing trusted relationships with external stakeholders on the development and execution of Medical Affairs strategies
  • Ability to develop deep and credible collaborations with partners in Global Commercial, Research, Development, V&A, and Regulatory groups
  • Strong qualitative and quantitative analytical skills demonstrated by the ability to identify and interpret complex issues. Opportunistic thinker with strong judgement and analytical mindset
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work successfully with varied audiences and executives
  • Ability to synthesize findings and clearly articulate implications from multiple sources of information, and to formulate strong, actionable recommendations
  • Advanced degree in life sciences / medicine preferred

The Gilead Difference

Everyone at Gilead is motivated by our overarching mission to discover and deliver innovative therapies that improve patient care in areas of unmet medical needs. But it's just what we do that gives us an edge, it's how we do it. We expect everyone at Gilead to lead by example, guided by our core values:

  • Integrity - Doing What's Right
  • Inclusion - Encouraging Diversity
  • Teamwork - Working Together
  • Accountability - Taking Personal Responsibility
  • Excellence - Being Your Best

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As an equal opportunity employer, Gilead Sciences Inc. is committed to a diverse workforce. Employment decisions regarding recruitment and selection will be made without discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic information or characteristic, gender identity and expression, veteran status, or other non-job related characteristics or other prohibited grounds specified in applicable federal, state and local laws. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans\' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants who require accommodation in the job application process may contact for assistance.

Following extensive monitoring, research, consideration of business implications and advice from internal and external experts, Gilead has made the decision to require all U.S. employees and contractors to receive the COVID-19 vaccines as a condition of employment. Full vaccination is defined as two weeks after both doses of a two-dose vaccine or two weeks since a single-dose vaccine has been administered. Anyone unable to be vaccinated, either because of a sincerely held religious belief or a medical condition or disability that prevents them from being vaccinated, can request a reasonable accommodation.\u200b

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